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Pot deliveries OK’d into California communities that ban sales

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.


Proposal for new restrictions on pot shops questioned

Proposal to increase new restrictions on marijuana businesses could be expensive and hard to enforce.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Trump’s AG pick vows not to target marijuana businesses

Attorney general nominee Bill Barr said he would “not go after” marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal.


Shawn Vestal: Rechecking the stats on pot and violence

Has legal pot ushered in a more violent era in Washington? That’s the possibility put forth in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, the popular science writer and lightning …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Mushrooming CBD industry has hemp explosion behind it

CBD ads pop up everywhere these days on social media, radio and street signs. They hawk pain relief and other remedies from cannabidiol, known as CBD, a cannabis extract that …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Police arrest two students accused in gun for marijuana swap, forcing Central Valley lockout

Central Valley High School went into a “lockout” on Wednesday after administrators received a tip that a student had a pistol.


Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

A simplified program will make it easier for thousands of people to seek the elimination of low-level marijuana convictions that occurred in Denver before recreational use became legal in Colorado, …


The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

Members of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board will be taking public comment Wednesday at Spokane City Hall about the state’s legal pot industry, which will mark its fifth year …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Canada legalized pot in October, but its black market is still going strong

The legal cannabis stores that opened in Montreal last fall still look pristine, but the shelves are often bare. A few blocks from one outlet, though, a longtime pot dealer …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Inslee offers online pardon process for some pot convictions

Washington residents with a single misdemeanor marijuana possession conviction can request a pardon online.


WSU cannabis research shared at science confab

Research from Washington State University is contributing to new findings about the possible effects of cannabis on our brains.


Let infused food warm you up this winter

This is the time of year when our wardrobe turns to sweaters and boots, and our appetite turns to pumpkin spice, peppermint and other warm fall/winter-y comfort food.


CBDs becoming part of the cosmetic world

Some of the biggest commodities in today’s economy are products that promise relief either from pain or from aging.


Apex Cannabis invests in flagship shop

After owning and operating Apex Cannabis shops in Moses Lake and Otis Orchards, Troy and Stacey Peterson had a vision for Shop No. 3.


Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states

Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Legal marijuana industry toasts year of global gains

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.


Marijuana businessman and former federal inmate Cip Paulsen faces new legal problems

A new drug arrest and a lawsuit brought by dissatisfied investors could cost Cip Paulsen, who spent nine years in federal prison for his involvement in a cocaine ring, his …


Thailand’s legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as …


Traffic stop leads discovery of 800 pounds of pot

Idaho State Police say a traffic stop in eastern Idaho led to the discovery of 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million.


Study: Adolescent pot use dropped after Washington legalized

A new study says teen marijuana use appears to have dropped in Washington after the state legalized adult use of the drug in 2012.


Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for …


Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.


Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


Lemonhaze event brings in thousands

The first-ever Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention brought together more than 3,000 members of the state’s cannabis community in late October.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboros, made a $1.8 billion investment in a Canadian pot company Friday based on a simple premise: Cannabis is growing fast, and cigarettes …


Spokane Green Leaf continues to adapt

If Todd Bennatt wanted to have a normal job, he’d still be an environmental engineer.


Yield Farms looking ahead

For the last few years, Yield Farms has built a solid reputation for its pre-rolls and its savory infused Firecrackers, which deliver the spicy taste of cheddar or ranch.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Richland council considers marijuana advisory vote

The Richland City Council plans a workshop to discuss legalizing marijuana sales in Richland.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Lincoln County marijuana growers sues Avista alleging breach of contract

The lawsuit, filed last month in Spokane County Superior Court, alleges Avista provided inadequate equipment to power a planned expansion of Buddy Boy Farms, a large-scale cannabis operation based south …